chrysolite

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chrys·o·lite

 (krĭs′ə-līt′)
n.

[Middle English crisolite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin crīsolitus, from Latin chrȳsolithus, from Greek khrūsolithos, topaz : khrūso-, chryso- + lithos, stone.]

chrysolite

(ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) another name for olivine
chrysolitic adj

ol•i•vine

(ˈɒl əˌvin, ˌɒl əˈvin)

n.
any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, occurring in olive-green to gray-green masses as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks. Also called chrysolite.
[1785–95; < German Olivin=Olive olive + -in -ine2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstonechrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone
olivine - a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium
peridot - a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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